In the Garden (Jesus’ sorrow at Gethsemane)

As it is Easter-time for Christians, I wrote this spiritual poem to convey that even though Jesus in His Divinity knew and accepted the purpose God had chosen for him, the mortal man in Him still felt sorrow. The Garden of Gethsemane is where Jesus went after the Last Supper with his disciples when he wanted to pray to God, knowing the fate that would befall him.  I hope you like it. It comes from the heart, as always. I wish all my friends and followers of all religions a peaceful Easter time, and remember – be kind, always! Take 3 minutes of your time to read this poem.  if you have any comments, please leave them below and if you love the poem as much as I do, I would love for you to share it with others!  Much love. x

 

In the Garden

“yet not my will, but yours be done.”

Luke 22:42

 

 

 

What place is this

Where blossoms cry in pain

Dripping sorrowful nectar:

An indelible stain

On my bleeding heart?

 

O, sweet agony

Of tear-soaked solitude

Take these my fears

And cast them adrift

On the river of Your compassion.

 

Hear my lamentations:

The little self begs release.

The olive trees sigh

Tranquil whispers

And gather me up

In their loving embrace.

 


These hands have done Your work

These feet have trodden

The path laid out for me.

I give myself freely

Thy will will be done.

For like the olive

I cannot be without

The sturdy tree;

And like the nectar

I cannot flow without

The blossom at its Source.

 

Pour Your blessings over me

And hold me in Your grace.

Adored and protected

As dusk’s sorrowful rays

Extend around my aching core.

Calling me to You

In ever-increasing waves.

 

See, my cup overspills

With love for You

And rejoices in sweet

Blissful union.

Maha Shivaratri

February 24th is the annual Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri, meaning Great Night of Shiva.  Shiva is one of the triumvirate of Hindu Gods.  His role is the destroyer God, responsible for the dissolution of life in order that it may be re-created.  The other two Gods in the triumvirate are Brahma (the creator God) and Vishnu (the preserver of life).  This festival celebrates the belief of the ever-renewing life-cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution and of overcoming darkness and ignorance in life.  If you like, each moment of our lives on Earth is one of continuous life and death cycles: each time we breathe in and out; each thought we have which then fades; each day that begins and ends; each season of growth and decay, and so on.  It can bring comfort to many people to view death in this way as part of the unending circle of life.

Maha Shivaratri is a solemn night vigil festival of fasting and making offerings to the God Shiva.  It’s a time to look within and see what evil needs to be eradicated and which virtues need to be encouraged.  I could certainly benefit from this practice and will be meditating strongly on handing over my bad habits to God and making resolute efforts to replace these with positive acts of kindness.  Blessings to all but especially to our Hindu friends at this special time!

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Reflections of God

We are all reflections of God and each other…….and therein lies our power!

To believe that we are all made in the image of God is to understand that we are all created equally on Earth. This means that when we judge another, we judge the part of ourself which is reflected in that person. Every action we take affects all others because we are so interconnected throughout each lifetime. Love is the key which holds us all together in peace and harmony and love resides in our hearts.